The Barringer Medal and Award recognize outstanding work in impact cratering and/or work that has led to a better understanding of impact phenomena. This honor was first presented in 1984 to honor the memory of D. Moreau Barringer Sr. and his son D. Moreau Barringer Jr. and is sponsored by the Barringer Crater Company. The senior Barringer was the first to seriously propose an impact origin for the crater that now bears his name. For nearly two decades he defended this theory against the vast majority of scientific opinion. The junior Barringer was the first to identify the Odessa crater, the second known impact site on Earth.

Members are strongly urged to nominate candidates for the Barringer Award. Yearly nomination deadline: February 15. The procedures for nominations may be found in the Barringer Award Committee bylaws and rules.

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